Discussion in 'The Howard Stern Show' started by Anyonenow, Oct 15, 2015.
Interesting reactions from the "drivers"
Detailed explanation and Road Test
the guy is sorta a hipster doofus fag
as a result this is less cool
they shoulda got one of the brothers who would freak all out open the door and run away to do this
that's how you sell shit (I have no skills or experience in sales)
Now THAT would be an awesome video!!
Look Ma, no hands!
Question is Will Insurance cost go Down or Up?
"Dis car am haunted!!!"
im going to get one
The two questions I always here associated with self driving cars is who's insurance is going to pay for this or will the car company be liable? The second one is an ethics issue, on how does a self driving car decide who to crash into?
I think both of these questions are easy to answer.
First, if self driving cars will be as safe as they are saying (90%+ reduction in accidents), then when you purchase the car, the insurance is included. It will be like no fault, where whoever is responsible, it doesn't matter. I'm sure the laws will change also to limit liability for car manufacturers.
The second question is easy also, make all cars put you the driver as the person who the computer has to give maximum safety to. No one's going to drive a car that won't treat you as the person it has to protect in all cases. Also, consider that with far less accidents, everyone will benefit, so every one wins.
Who in the hell would want this?
I went to the annual shareholders meeting and during the Q&A someone asked how long before you could 'sleep while the car drives you?'. Elon said 1-3 years (!) and another 1-3 years for regulatory approval. So, 2-6 years and you can punch in a destination and go to sleep.
I predict that it might be a lot like planes, where the pilot gets the flight going and brings it to a close, but all of the in between stuff is pretty much hands-off.
When this finally rolls out on a widespread basis, you are going to see a lot of lives saved. When comparing the reaction time of a human on the best of days, it will never compare to the reaction of a computer that sees EVERYTHING going on around you, not just the narrow view of what we see when driving. It's going to save a ton of people from the devastation of losing a loved one to a car crash.
TSLA is at a pretty good price point right now as it goes through its typical cycle between $220 and $260.
Long term though, this company is going to change the world, and bring along the rest of the car companies kicking and screaming. I think the stock price will reflect this too, especially once the battery factory brings down the cost of the product, researches new battery technology and the new Model 3 comes out for around 35 grand.
Fun fact: The four models (the fourth was recently leaked) spell S3XY. It would have been SEXY but Ford somehow owned that model letter.
I was just thinking I needed another way for the government to surreptitiously track my every movement "but not use the information improperly"
it will also reduce the amount of drunk driving deaths to zero and greatly reduce the police force necessary to patrol traffic violations
Don't worry, they already have enough information on you from a myriad of other ways that one more won't make a difference.
The above type of archaic thinking would have kept us in the dark ages. We probably shouldn't have made the smart phone because it collects info about us.
Yes, but who cares about all that world changing stuff because it might collect information about us
Me, on select Friday and Saturday nights.